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The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) requests public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, adoption of TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), NPDES permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, Site Cleanup Requirements, Enforcement Orders, California Environmental Quality Act documents and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. In addition, you will find links to pages containing support materials (fact sheets, regulation text, etc.) below the public notices.

You may also visit the Water Board Meeting Calendar for information about comment periods, public hearings and meetings.


Laws and Regulations Relevant to Current Public Proceedings

How to Participate

Board Meetings

Water Quality Coordinating Committee Meeting

Basin Planning and TMDLs

On December 16, 2015 the Water Board will conduct a public hearing to present a tentative resolution and supporting staff report adopting the 2015 Basin Plan Triennial Review list of prioritized projects. The meeting notice and supporting staff report are available here.



  • For public notices and draft documents for review on NPDES related matter, please see Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Water Board is considering approval of Santa Clara County's Local Agency Management Plan (LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The LAMP is applicable to all OWTS in Santa Clara County. Approval of the LAMP will find that the LAMP is in compliance with the State Water Board's 2012 OWTS Policy, and authorize Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health to permit and regulate OWTS within the County in accord with the LAMP. Water Board staff have prepared a Memorandum describing the matter and recommending approval of the LAMP. Written comments on the proposed action must be submitted no later than December 10, 2015, by 5:00 p.m.

Site Cleanup

A proposed Tentative Order is being considered for the former Glovatorium, Inc. property located in Oakland, Alameda County. The Order (Site Cleanup Requirements) would require completion of the remedial investigation and preparation of a remedial action plan. Following the comment period ending June 30, 2015, Regional Water Board staff will consider comments received and determine whether the Order should be issued administratively by the Executive Officer or adopted by the Regional Water Board following a public hearing. The hearing was continued to a future date to be determined.
A Tentative Order is being considered for the Hamlin Dry Cleaners site in Lafayette, Contra Costa County. The Order (Amendment of Site Cleanup Requirements) would amend Order No. R2-2011-088 as follows: remove dischargers from the Order due to death, revise soil gas cleanup standards to reflect the Regional Water Board's updated Environmental Screening Levels, and add interim remedial action tasks to the Order. Regional Water Board staff will consider comments received and determine whether the Order should be issued administratively by the Executive Officer or adopted by the Regional Water Board following a public hearing. The public comment period is closed and staff is processing comments.

A Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is being considered for Thompson Development, Inc., City of Novato, Marin County. The RAP describes remediation activities to improve subsurface soil and groundwater conditions to meet residential cleanup standards in preparation for the development of Hamilton Square Townhomes at 970 C Street, City of Novato. A RAP, Sampling and Analysis Plan, and Soil Management Plan comprise the entire RAP and are available for review. The public comment period is closed.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Comment Period Project Name City/County
11/6/2015 - 11/27/2015 San Rafael Airport Levee Repair San Rafael, Marin Co.
11/6/2015 - 11/27/2015 Director's Order: Scl 17 Pm 1.6 Washout Repair Project Los Gatos, Santa Clara
11/6/2015 - 11/27/2015 Chevron Richmond Security Fence Extensions Richmond, Contra Costa Co.
11/6/2015 - 11/27/2015 Upper School Improvements and Voluntary Creek Restoration Project Corte Madera, Marin Co.
11/6/2015 - 11/27/2015 Geotechnical Investigations for BAPL Mallard Farms Pipeline Replacement Project Suisun City, Solano Co.
11/6/2015 - 11/27/2015 Miller Avenue Improvement Project Mill Valley, Marin Co.
11/6/2015 - 11/27/2015 Lower Walnut Creek Levee and Structure Repair Project Concord, Contra Costa Co.
11/6/2015 - 11/27/2015 Permanente Creek Flood Protection Project Cupertino, Los Altos and Mountain View, Santa Clara Co.
11/10/2015 - 12/1/2015 Upper Berryessa Creek Flood Risk Reduction Project San Jose and Milpitas, Santa Clara Co.
11/10/2015 - 12/1/2015 Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Redevelopment San Francisco, San Francisco Co.
11/17/2015 - 12/8/2015 Port of Redwood City Berths 1-4, Municipal Marina, and F-Dock Redwood City, San Mateo Co.
11/17/2015 - 12/8/2015 Burlingame Creek Flood Prevention Project Burlingame, San Mateo Co.
11/17/2015 - 12/8/2015 Hunter's Point Project Unincorporated and Fairfield, Solano Co.
11/17/2015 - 12/8/2015 City of Mill Valley Culverts Sediment Removals Mill Valley, Marin Co.
11/17/2015 - 12/8/2015 Pitcher Creek Channel Stabilization Half Moon Bay, San Mateo Co.
11/17/2015 - 12/8/2015 Lockheed Martin Channel Clearing Sunnyvale, Santa Clara Co.
11/17/2015 - 12/8/2015 Rodgers Creek Improvements Steps Sonoma, Sonoma Co.
11/24/2015 - 12/15/2015 Lowrie Yacht Harbor Maintenance Dredging San Rafael, Marin Co.
11/24/2015 - 12/15/2015 Upper Napa River Federal Navigation Channel Napa, Napa Co.
11/24/2015 - 12/15/2015 Aggregate Soil Removal for Casa Grande Rd. Box Culverts (PM 10.84 & 11.19) Petaluma, Sonoma Co.
11/24/2015 - 12/15/2015 Shortcut Pipeline Improvement Project Unincorporated, Contra Costa Co.
11/24/2015 - 12/15/2015 2645 Petaluma South Storage Petaluma, Sonoma Co.
11/24/2015 - 12/15/2015 La Riviere Marsh Bridge and Marshlands Road Rehabilitation Project Newark, Alameda Co.
11/24/2015 - 12/15/2015 Benicia Refinery NPDES Pipeline Replacement Benicia, Solano Co.

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

Urban Stormwater

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has submitted a document titled Caltrans Trash Load Reduction Workplan for the San Francisco Bay Region (Workplan). The Workplan was submitted to meet the trash reduction requirements outlined in Attachment V of Order WQ 2014-0077-DWQ which amended Caltrans' Statewide Stormwater Permit Order 2012-0011-DWQ. The Workplan is being posted for public review and comment. Please submit comments on the Workplan to Derek Beauduy via email at derek.beauduy@waterboards.ca.gov or by mailing to 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, California, 94612.